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Welcome to ArtReach Project #3
The Pinwheel Project
April 2016

The ArtReach Project partnered with Lincoln High's student led organization, Fork in the Road, to bring The Pinwheel Project to the community. A part of the Students Rebuild/Healing Classrooms Challenge and sponsored by the Bezos Family Foundation, each pinwheel made and donated was not only sent to youth in refugee camps, but also did its part to raise up to $400,000 to train teachers working with Syrian students in refugee camps, thanks to the $2 per pinwheel donation granted by the foundation. How great is that?

Thanks for your enthusiastic participation, and to our community partners in this project: Tiny Hands International Vendor Marketplace, Friday LIVE from the Ron Hull Studio at NET, The Mill Coffee & Tea, The Harbor, Lincoln Christian Elementary art students, Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Art Planet, and Indigo Bridge Books.

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Inspired by: Lincoln High's student led organization, Fork in the Road
Goals:

To make as many pinwheels as possible to assist Fork in the Road as they participate in the Healing Classrooms Challenge's Pinwheel Project.

Impact:

In one month's time, the ArtReach Project set up in 8 different locations throughout the city and engaged almost 200 people who created 358 pinwheels. This helped Fork in the Road raise $716 towards the Healing Classrooms Challenge. That's phenomenal!

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September 2, 2016 Update from Fork in the Road:

"We began our first Fork In The Road meeting of the year by sharing a photograph from the Students Rebuild pinwheel project that was sent from Lebanon!"

Way to go!!